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Is optimization off-topic?

I came across this thread today. Why not use the third derivative? It has a very good discussion both in the comments and in the answers, yet it was closed as off-topic because it is about ...
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Question is getting close votes, even after I added the requested clarification

This post has gotten 4 close votes. I think the question is pretty clear, about the nature of AIC as model selection criteria for time series. A commenter requested that I include the code, and I ...
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How to edit my question on RBF kernel in Python so that it gets reopened?

Can someone advise on how to rephrase this question to be acceptable? How to tune `gamma` parameter of precomputed RBF kernel in Python using `gridsearchCV` and `pipeline`?
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Why was my question on predicting weekly events closed as unclear?

My very first question here has been closed as "unclear what you're asking". The "How to Ask" section says Is your question about statistics? As far as predictions belong to statistics. We prefer ...
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Question put on hold after I already answered it: can I edit it?

The question Why does VGG16 double number of features after each maxpooling layer? was put on hold after I had already answered it. As such, I think the OP cannot accept my answer (correct?). In ...
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Addressing reopening decisions in the review queue

Sometimes when addressing decisions to reopen a question I find that the OP has addressed the reason why the question was closed but still violates a condition for being open. As a common example a ...
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Does it take too long for questions “on hold” to be re-opened and are enough questions re-opened?

I find it a bit puzzling, regarding site moderation, that questions are put on hold quickly (that's good) but in my experience it takes forever for them to be re-opened. In a recent example from this ...
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Why was my question on combining probability distributions put on hold?

I asked a question about combining equally-likely observed PDFs: Combine three equally likely observed PDFs. I'm not sure how to combine them. I showed my best attempt so far. What more can I do? ...
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Question put 'on hold' was edited, but it was not reopened. Why?

Why is the question https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/268914/summation-notation still on hold in Cross Validated, after I had edited it by re-wording and providing more details?
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Is there a procedure to propose the reopening of a question?

When a question is put on hold as unclear (for example), is there a way to propose that it is reopened? Like flagging? In particular, I think this question is clear enough to be answered and I would ...
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Can moderators close questions without having the required number of votes?

I know that members with high reputations can get involve in moderator activities. For example, I have recently started to review and vote on posts that have been put into the review queue. I have ...
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Are methodological questions concerning Crowdsourcing within the scope of CV?

Recently, I posted two questions about Crowdsourcing on CV. The first one asking for a general reference got upvoted, while the second specifically asking for a more specific reference concerning ...
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My question about visualization got on hold

I think that one question I asked recently (Showing a correlation and its p-value as a color) got incorrectly in hold. The reason is because: This question appears to be off-topic because EITHER it ...
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Question on plotting in Python closed very quickly

I have just noticed this question: https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/243679/how-can-i-make-seaborn-plot-the-null-values The question have 9 views, and it is already voted to be closed by 5 ...
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Closed, later reopened, question on mgcv: how to review “niche” questions with substantial code content

The question R/mgcv: Why do te() and ti() tensor products produce different surfaces? has had a very interesting history. It was asked by a new user who may not be quite so aware of where we draw the (...
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Closed question - discussing differences between statistical procedures

This question was originally on stackoverflow and I flagged it to be migrated to this site. The question is framed in terms of choosing between two different SPSS procedures, which is a statistical ...
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Might someone explain why this is marked as duplicate?

This has been marked a duplicate of this. The former concerns the posterior of a normal likelihood with known mean and gamma precision; the latter, the conjugate prior of a gamma distribution. In ...
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How far would this question about dependence and correlation have to be edited to not be deemed a duplicate?

We have a thread, Real life examples of difference between independence and correlation, which currently reads: It is well known that independence implies zero correlation but zero correlation need ...
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Why was this question closed as unclear? Please vote to reopen it!

This question: Sum of Gaussian mixture and Gaussian scale mixture In its current form it is clear enough. The OP did not specify the word "independent", but it is quite clear that is intended. ...
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Why was a question about predictive distribution closed?

The following question What is a predictive distribution? was closed for being duplicate to this one: Understanding Bayesian Predictive Distributions But the last question is specifically about ...
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Can anyone suggest why this post has not reopened?

The post Approaches for generating synthetic survey data with dependent answers? closed for being too broad. The post is now far less broad (Vass edited it extensively, I've since tidied it a little) ...
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Inconsistency with closure and migration

There were two very similar posts on CV - this and the one it (almost) duplicates (at least, if you count the Q in comments, it's a duplicate). I marked the linked one as a duplicate and was in the ...
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My on hold question needs improvement

Asking about my On-hold question, What online tools to DIY-anonymize user names (no PII concern) I freely admit my question is naive in comparison to the included linked post. However, when I wrote ...